Unbound (Stone Barrington Series #44)

Unbound (Stone Barrington Series #44)

by Stuart Woods

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Stone Barrington is pulled along for the ride when a friend pursues a perilous course of vengeance in this novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.

In the wake of a personal tragedy, former CIA operative Teddy Fay--now a successful Hollywood film producer known as Billy Barnett--takes a leave of absence to travel and grieve, and lands in Santa Fe in the company of his friends Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle. There, fate hands him an unexpected opportunity to exact quiet revenge for his recent loss, from a man who helped to cover up the crime.

But when his enemy wises up to Teddy's machinations, a discreet game of sabotage escalates to a potentially lethal battle. From the arid splendor of the New Mexico desert to the glamour of Hollywood's rolling hills, it will take all of Stone Barrington's diplomacy and skill to maneuver for Teddy's advantage while keeping innocents out of the crossfire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735217188
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Stone Barrington Series , #44
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 40,987
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of more than seventy novels. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.


Key West, Florida; Mt. Desert, Maine; New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 9, 1938

Place of Birth:

Manchester, Georgia


B.A., University of Georgia, 1959

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Unbound 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book. Love all of his books. Glad he took a off shoot of ted/ billy more please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I devour Stuart Woods books....wish I had a new one every week!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was much better and more interesting than some of the more recent ones by this author. Teddy/Billy is one of my favorite characters, though I am missing Holly Barker' s character. This installment of the Stone Barrington series was a real page turner. I find myself stopping from time to time to make it last! I'm reluctant for Stone's adventures to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The driverless auto must work!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
always writes great books! love the character of Stone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
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MonnieR More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars, actually Teddy Fay is not a nice man. On the other hand, if you want vengeance - all the way up to and including having somebody rubbed out - Teddy's your guy. But if you need to find him, look for Billy Barnett; that's the identity he's been using ever since New York attorney Stone Barrington, his friend of sorts, finagled him a Presidential pardon for sins he committed years earlier. Billy even works at the motion picture production company run by Stone's son, Peter, with his partner Ben (another well-connected son of a filthy rich and powerful guy). As this story begins, Billy is still mourning the death of his wife, who was run down by a drunk driver - the wife of another filmmaker, Dax Baxter, who outshines Billy in the unnice guy category. Dax also managed to use his considerable wealth and connections to protect his wife from prosecution, which understandably rankles Billy no end. As a former CIA operative back when he was Teddy, Billy is a man who tends to get what he wants - and he wants Dax's head on a platter (literally, if necessary). Using still another identity, Billy gets hired on the set of Dax's latest movie, where he hopes to create havoc that will hit Dax where it hurts most - in the pocketbook. But Dax smells a rat, figuring out who Billy really is. Worse, he decides Billy needs to be taken out, bringing in some Russian muscle to do the job. So since this book supposedly is about high-powered, oversexed Stone (this is the 44th book, I believe), how does he play into the story? Hardly at all, as it turns out. Mostly, he jets from place to place, talks on the phone and arranges for friends, including Billy, to stay in one of his ostentatious homes that are scattered all over the country. At least this time he settles on a single woman - a highly successful Sante Fe realtor - rather than trying to keep customers satisfied in all the cities in which he owns property. All in all, it's not a bad story - perhaps with a bit more murder, mayhem and gore than usual - so if I overlook the fact that Stone is pretty much overlooked, I'm willing to call it a decent read (nowhere near as boring as the last few in this series, in fact). That said, I've never been a big Teddy Fay fan, and this book didn't do much to change that opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Enjoyed reading an adventure of Teddy/Billy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much blood. What does Teddy look like?